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Palm Treo 500v

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Palm Treo 500v. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the reception and durability get critical views.

usability, portability, performance, size, design

battery, camera, durability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Treo 500v is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Palm Treo 500v

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Palm Treo 500v from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SIM Free Palm Treo 500v Smartphone Glazier WhiteSIM Free Palm Treo 500v Smartphone Glazier White

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Palm Treo 500v

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Palm Treo 500v from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Palm Treo 500v - Smartphone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - QWERTY - Windows MobilePalm Treo 500v - Smartphone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - QWERTY - Windows Mobile

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Anna Lagerkvist (techradar.com)

Palm Treo 500v review

 

Fast, easy to use, good battery life but design lets it down

3G connectivity ; Simple to use ; Familiar Windows Mobile interface ; Good battery life ; Pre-installed applications

Cramped keyboard ; Boring design ; Poor camera

Its design largely fails to inspire, but performance is more than a match for most of its rivals

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Palm Treo 500v smartphone - Pocket-lint

 

The result is a handset that performs well, but mediocre in its offering

3G, QWERTY keyboard, IM apps pre-installed

Keyboard is spongy, bulbous design

If you ask Palm, it will say that the Treo 500v is for "the kids" keen to keep in touch with their social networking friends. We disagree. If that is the case the phone doesn't fit at all. It's bulbous design and un-hip colour schemes (you know the...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Palm Treo 500v

 

Palm finally takes a positive step forward with the 3G capable Treo 500v.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Palm Treo 500v

 

Once a pioneer of handwriting recognition, Palm seems to be steering away from the scribble method of text entry. Its previous smartphone, the 750v, had a built-in qwerty keyboard as well as a touchscreen and stylus; the new 500v has a keyboard and no...

A clever mobile for the price of a thick one. A good all-round smartphone that won't break the bank.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Palm Treo 500v review

 

The Palm Treo 500v is a real departure for Palm. It's not the first handset it has launched that runs on Windows Mobile rather than the PalmOS, but the handset itself has been radically redesigned. The Palm Treo 500v looks nothing like the Treos of...

The Palm Treo 500v has dependability written all over it. It’s not the slinkiest or prettiest of smartphones, but if you need a rock-solid handset with which to keep in touch – by email, SMS, phone or IM – and that can help you idle away lost hours,...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Palm Treo 500v smartphone

 

The Palm Treo 500v is a real departure for Palm. Its not the first handset it has launched that runs on Windows Mobile rather than the PalmOS, but the handset itself has been radically redesigned.

The Palm Treo 500v has dependability written all over it. It's not the slinkiest or prettiest of smartphones, but if you need a rock-solid handset with which to keep in touch - by email, SMS, phone or IM - and that can help you idle away lost hours,...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: admin (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

Palm Treo 500v Review

 

With the Palm Treo 500 set to hit retail shelves within the next week or so we thought it would be best to add our review on the 500v (from ...

The Palm Treo 500v is a light weight smartphone with a Qwerty Keyboard. Compared to the previous Treo's it does offer a more consumer friendly design, but it's not strong on features. But with a customised interface - to speed up navigation around...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

Palm Treo 500v

 

Good value, but lacks a few high-end features.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: petew (gadgetspeak.com)

Windows on a phone from Palm? : Palm Treo 500v Smart Phone

 

A couple of years ago such a situation would have been hard to fathom - Palm virtuallysingle handedly created the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) market, only to bechallenged by the might of Microsoft. So - how is the fruit of this unlikely marriage?...

As an early adopter and fan of the Palm concept I owned one of the very early Palm Pilot products from around 1998 (still in use by my Dad) and still have a Palm V (circa-2000) in daily use.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Palm - Treo 500v

 

Palm's Treos are something of a legend in mobile computing circles. The early Treos were clunky and had protruding GSM antennae much beloved by our American cousins. Then the antenna went internal. Then the Palm OS ...

The missing elements - Wi-Fi, HSDPA, a front camera - hamper the Treo 500v and, along with the average camera, clinch its position as a mid-range rather than high-end Windows Mobile device.

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):240
Talk time (2G):4.5

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:2.5

Design

Colour of product:White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Other features

Ringer type:Polyphonic

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Storage

Internal Memory:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.65
Height :11
Weight:120
Width:6.15